If you observe Lent, you have probably had your fair share of fried fish on Fridays. I mean you can't go anywhere in Western New York during Lent and not hear about all the fish fries. But, all that fried food isn't necessarily the most healthy choice. Why not switch things up with some fish tacos? I have found 8 restaurants in Buffalo that have amazing fish tacos. According to U.S. Catholic, the significance of eating fish on Friday has to do with abstaining from meat,
The practice of eating fish is related to the day we typically abstain from meat: Friday. This is the day that Christ died, so abstaining from the shedding (and consuming) of blood seems appropriate. Friday, the sixth day, was also the day that God created animals, so abstaining from meat is a symbolic “stay of execution” for cows, pigs, and sheep—just as the cross saves us from eternal death.
Lent begins on Wednesday, Februar 22 and runs through Thursday, April 6, 2023.
This list isn't only for people observing Lent. If you love a good taco and haven't tried fish, you are missing out. I am obsessed with fish tacos. There is just something about battered or grilled fish in a soft taco shell with all the fixins'. I personally like to dress mine up with a nice tangy slaw and green Tomatillo salsa. For some reason, red salsa isn't my thing on fish tacos. Whatever your preference is for the toppings, there are some great options for fish tacos in Buffalo. Check out these 8 spots.
1. Solo Eats
261 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14208
Solo Eats has a fish taco with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and mild solo taco sauce. You can get the fish taco
deep-fried. There is also a deep-fried shrimp taco with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and mild solo taco sauce, which is then battered and deep-fried.
2. lloyd Taco Factory
1503 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
lloyd has a Wild Pollock taco willed with cabbage Chimi chipotle mayo radish cilantro.
3. Casa Azul
191 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201
Casa Azul offers a beer-battered fried cod with beet marinated onion, spicy herb aioli, and cilantro. There is also a shrimp taco featuring crispy fried, habanero onion, chammoy, and cilantro.
4. Aguacates Mexican Bar & Grill
765 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
At Aguacates you can order fried or grilled Baja fish tacos with lettuce, cheese pica de Gallo and baja sauce. You can also get shrimp instead of fish.
5. Taqueria Ranchos La Delicias
1516 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Taqueria has a Tilapia fish taco and a shrimp taco.
6. Elmwood Taco & Subs
Address: 937 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Elmwood Taco & Subs' fish taco is filled with crispy haddock, shredded cabbage, tangy sauce, and green tomatillo salsa.
7. Breezy Burrito Bar
1000 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Breezy features tortilla encrusted tilapia fish tacos with lettuce, red cabbage, pickled onion, lime, and chipotle crema.
8. Deep South Taco
291 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203
Deep South Taco has a few seafood tacos. For their fish tacos you have two choices:
The Pescado, which comes crispy or grilled. It's filled with wild cod, chipotle mayo, cabbage, red onion, lime, and cilantro. Or you can choose the Ahi Tuna taco with cubed tuna, sweet soy, sesame oil, sesame seed, avocado, mango, tomato, cabbage, and cilantro.
There is also a lobster with your of crispy or grilled lobster, avocado, salsa fresca, cabbage, and chipotle crema. There is a Baja shrimp taco that comes grilled or fried and has avocado crema, grilled onion, Austin salsa, cabbage, cilantro, and radish.